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Cycle Show preview: Luggage maker Carradice branches into clothing

New luggage too from UK manufacturer

Carradice, the UK-based bike luggage manufacturer, is using next week’s Cycle Show at Earl’s Court to launch a new range of high-performance cycling jerseys that reflect what it sees as a growing demand away from lycra towards traditional styling.

The company, based in Nelson, Lancashire, claims that its Carradice Cycle Jersey represents “a real breakthrough in fabric technology”, and is made from “Dry Wool” – produced by a company in neighbouring Burnley – which combines a 100% merino wool base layer with a stable polyester layer. The jersey has been produced in collaboration with another British company, Shutt Velo, based across the Pennines in Ilkley.

Managing Director David Chadwick promises that the jersey provides “incredibly fast wicking to keep you dry no matter how hard you push” and says that on a 12-hour enduro off-road ride, it “kept me warm in the early ours but didn't cook me when the temperatures took off in the afternoon”. Other details include a classically-styled collar plus elasticated pockets and embroidered logos.

Carradice isn’t ignoring its luggage range, either, with new products being added to the Originals range, made from 100% waterproof cotton duck fabric and available in black and green, complete with leather buckles and chromed leather straps. It will also unveil the Alston tool pouch and Kendal Panniers in green, and relaunching its Carradura range.

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Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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Fixie Girl | 14 years ago

I was right, they are made buy Shutt... Fantastic jersey with even more traditional looks


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